The past few weeks have seen pupils choosing, learning and practising poems for the annual reciting competition. The finals are divided into two sections: Seniors (Forms 7 and 8) and Juniors (Forms 3 to 6).
There were an impressive 24 competitors in this year's Junior Final and it was hard for the judges (the staff) to reach a decision. It was very close, but after adding up the marks the result was:
1st HARRIET BANE
2nd FREYA LLOYD
3rd ALFIE FARRINGTON
4th JEMIMA BULLOCK
5th HENRY SHAW
6th JAKE PARKER
Harriet recited "The Three Little Pigs" by Roald Dahl, a long, humorous poem which she handled with great skill.
The Senior Final was also close:
1st SEAN O'REILLY
2nd EMILY CORNES
3rd MAICEE RIDGE
This was the first time Sean had reached the final, and he fully deserved his victory with a precise, powerful rendition of a war poem, "How to Kill" by Keith Douglas.